The Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is Europe’s largest University clinic, affiliated with both Humboldt University and Freie Universität Berlin.With numerous Collaborative Research Centers (CRC) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, including three Nobel Prize Laureates working as research fellows in the Einstein Foundation, Charité is one of Germany’s most research-intensive medical institutions. For the past five years (2012 to 2017), Charité has been ranked by Focus as the best of over 1000 hospitals in Germany.More than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich came from the Charité. Its medical school is one of the most prestigious and competitive in Germany with admission rates lower than 5% .
The university offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Sciences, and eleven Master’s Degrees that prepare students for managerial roles within the health care sector. Almost 7,000 students are currently enrolled on degree courses at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
Main collection areas of the Medical Library are the literature of human and dental medicine as well as their peripheral areas, such as biology, biochemistry, life sciences, natural medicine and acupuncture, in German and English.
Literature on medical history, medical psychology and medical sociology are focal points of the Library Medical Humanities at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Ethics in Medicine